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Patrick Holloway

AAF Week 2 Sunday open thread

Can Sunday be better than Saturday?

Remember when I said the AAF brought us good football? Yeah, about that. Saturday’s games weren’t very inspiring, but sometimes you can just get a dud.

So let’s turn to Sunday’s crop of games and see what the offer us.

First up is the Orlando Apollos visiting the San Antonio Commanders. The Apollos don’t have many former 49ers on it, but one name may sound familiar on their defense. Keith Reaser. Reaser began as one of Trent Baalke’s...

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Patrick Holloway

Should the 49ers give Demaryius Thomas a look?

The Houston Texans released him after a mid-season trade in 2018. First he needs to get healthy, but could he fill the void left by Pierre Garçon?

We never touched up on the news last week of the Houston Texans releasing wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. It’s a bit abrupt since the Texans gave up a fourth round pick (while swapping sevenths) in the middle of the 2018 season with the Denver Broncos. The move helps the Texans’ salary cap, clearing $14 million in space.

The other factor...

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Mark Saltveit

Raise the rookie pay scale

It backfired and it’s distorting NFL football

The rookie salary cap was designed with good intentions and for good reasons, but it’s way too low, and messing up roster building across the NFL.

A Super Bowl window used to mean a team had a good defense and an aging, elite quarterback (such as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Phillip Rivers, Drew Brees, or 2015-era Peyton Manning) who you need to take advantage of NOW. Today it means you hit on a talented rookie quarterback (some people thought...

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Patrick Holloway

No one wants to be the Bengals defensive coordinator

Remember when the 49ers went through their own version of this?

Jeff Hafley left the San Francisco 49ers for a promotion a month ago, becoming co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State. One month later, he may have been up for another one via defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Per Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, the Bengals wanted to interview Hafley for their open defensive coordinator position, but Hafley declined. The reason was because Hafley didn’t want to renege on his...

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Patrick Holloway

Kaepernick’s attorney: ‘1 of 3 [NFL] teams picks him up’

Kap might get another shot. That was all he wanted in the first place.

Kaepernick’s lawsuit against the NFL may be over, but the desire to play quarterback in that very same league continues.

Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, appeared on a CNN segment to discuss whatever he could (due to the confidentiality of the settlement) about what the future holds for Kaepernick and is optimistic that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback could take snaps under center.

“I’m going to...

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Golden Nuggets: Not A “Kaepernick Thread”

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. Sunday, February 17th, 2019 edition.

Good morning folks, things have quieted down since a raucous end-of-the-week, where roster moves were made, 49ers-adjacent rumors and reports were swirling around, and the latest installment of the always-popular “Kaepernick Thread” was released for everyone rip each other’s eyeballs out over. Saturday’s news, on the other hand, was quite mild in comparison.

A fistful-of-salt report was made...

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Patrick Holloway

Jerick McKinnon is “Ready”

He’s ready

Welcome to the offseason. The good news with it being slow for San Francisco 49ers news is that we get to have some discussions on free agents and the NFL at large. When there is anything 49ers related to add a discussion, or make you optimistic at the very least, you can bet we’ll get it. Well, it doesn’t get more optimistic than this:

I’m ready

— Jerick Mckinnon (@JetMckinnon1) February 16, 2019

Why that’s Jerick McKinnon chiming in. What is he ready for? We can...

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Patrick Holloway

Ian Rapoport gives a list of pass rushers to be franchised, 49ers can look to the draft

Hope no one is getting their hopes up on getting any of them.

On Tuesday February 19, NFL teams can start putting the franchise tag on their players. The San Francisco 49ers are going to be in the market for a pass rusher be it free agency or the draft, and Ian Rapoport gave a list of those top pass rushers that could get the tag.

Per Rapoport, Jadeveon Clowney, DeMarcus Lawrence, Dee Ford, and Frank Clark are all going to be issued the franchise tag at some point. Those are the top pass...

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Patrick Holloway

Antonio Brown is holding an AMA

Grab some popcorn.

Just when you think Antonio Brown Watch can’t get crazy enough, we now have the star wide receiver hosting an AMA. For those of you not familiar, an AMA is short for “Ask Me Anything” and revolves around the organizer heading to a social media source (Reddit, Twitter, etc.) and doing just as the name suggests.

Because Brown has become a hot trade candidate for the San Francisco 49ers, and the entire situation is curious, I’m going to start a post that I’ll...

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Patrick Holloway

AAF Week 2 Saturday open thread

Let’s see if we can keep getting that good football in the NFL offseason.

The AAF did us a favor by not just giving us football, but watchable football. They shocked me and others last week with a product that wasn’t half bad.

So now the AAF enters Week 2 and we have a Saturday thread for both games. Depending on activity, we may make a second thread, but for now, consider this the thread for both games.

First up is the Salt Lake Stallions at the Birmingham Irons. If there was any...

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Patrick Holloway

Report: Cardinals may cut DT Robert Nkemdiche

In a recent podcast appearance, Draft Analyst writer Tony Pauline says he’s heard some rumblings that Nkemdiche will not be in the Cardinals plans for 2019. Nick Bosa fans, rejoice!

Could the Arizona Cardinals have an even greater need for an interior lineman? In an appearance on Bleave’s podcast, Draft Analyst writer Troy Pauline went over a recent mock draft where he mocked Quinnen Williams to the Cardinals at No. 1. The reason? He’s heard the Cardinals will cut 2016 first round...

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Patrick Holloway

PFF projects Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Shaquil Barrett to 49ers in free agency

Well then...

NFL free agency is less than a month away we now get to start looking at projections to the San Francisco 49ers. We’ve already gone position by position with who’s available, now it’s time to narrow the playing field. The folks over at Pro Football Focus projected a few names to the 49ers and they may not be who you’d expect. It’s safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix and linebacker Shaquil Barrett.

No, Earl Thomas doesn’t get projected to the 49ers. He doesn’t go to the...

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49ers land their pass rusher in Draft Network’s 7-round mock

Breaking down all six picks for the 49ers in Draft Network’s 7-round mock NFL Draft.

The San Francisco 49ers have their sights set on free agency beginning on March 13 and the 2019 NFL Draft beginning on April 25. Draft Network analyst Kyle Crabbs released his latest 7-round mock NFL Draft, projecting all six picks for general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan. Let’s take a look at the selections and how they fit on the 49ers’ roster.

Round 1, Pick 2: Josh Allen, EDGE,...

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Patrick Holloway

Golden Nuggets: Kaepernick and Reid’s lawsuit concludes

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, February 16th 2019

What a day. In case you missed it, the collusion lawsuit brought forth by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid has finally ended in a settlement. Details are confidential, but it looks like no ugly courtroom drama will be drawn out for either side.

I’m not going to go into the politics of the move because, quite honestly, I’m a terrible lawyer and the closest thing I have to legal counsel, one David Fucillo, is in New Orleans...

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Patrick Holloway

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle lawsuit with NFL (Updated)

Their legal battle with the league is over.

Pat’s Update 2: And we have some speculation on the amount. Nothing is confirmed.

Number NFL team officials are speculating to me is the NFL paid Kaepernick in the $60 to $80 million range.

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 15, 2019

Pat’s update: The NFLPA issued a statement

Colin Kaepernick’s lawsuit with the NFL is over. In a statement provided by the Geragos & Geragos litigation firm, both Kaepernick and Eric Reid have...

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Patrick Holloway

Kyle Brandt says 49ers could go from worst to first

Things are always better when the Good Morning Football group talks about the Niners

It’s been a strange day hasn’t it? Well, I saw this pop into my Twitter feed and it left me with a smile, so I figured I’d let everyone enjoy the awesomeness that is Good Morning Football. The NFL Network tried the AM football show thing with the aptly named NFL AM, but something was just not right with the show—it wasn’t bad, just off for lack of a better word. Good Morning Football has that sort...

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Patrick Holloway

Should the 49ers look at Glover Quin or Charles Clay?

There are some options here.

NFL free agency is less than a month away, which means teams are now looking at their current roster and making decisions both for roster and salary cap space.

There were some releases on Friday and they have some intriguing names. Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin was released while the Buffalo Bills released tight end Charles Clay. Both may yet find a roster. Could they fit on the 49ers?

Glover Quin

A 10-year veteran, Quin has had some productive seasons, but...

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David Fucillo

Grading 49ers NFL Draft addition Marcell Harris and considering where he’ll be a year from now

Time to grade every 49ers roster addition from the 2018 offseason. Today, we look at rookie safety Marcell Harris.

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up the 2018 season and they have begun their work to prepare for 2019 free agency and the NFL draft. The coaches and scouts are back from a week in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl, but there is plenty more to be done as they get ready to build on a disappointing 2018 campaign. We’ll be breaking down plenty of what that means, but in the...

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Patrick Holloway

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle lawsuit with NFL

Their legal battle with the league is over.

Pat’s update: The NFLPA issued a statement

Colin Kaepernick’s lawsuit with the NFL is over. In a statement provided by the Geragos & Geragos litigation firm, both Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their grievances. The details of the resolution are confidential:


— Mark Geragos (@markgeragos) February 15, 2019

The NFL also provided a statement mirroring the above.

In other words Colin Kaepernick’s...

ESPN.com - San Francisco 49ers

Kap, Reid settle grievance cases against NFL

The NFL and Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid issued a joint statement Friday saying they had resolved the collusion grievances filed by the players.

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